Articles and events


  • Liberate information to multiply impact

    12 August, 2013
      In the grant making world we promote the generation of huge amounts of information. It manifests in a multitude of ways, piles of monitoring papers, lengthy pdfs of analysis, carefully crafted responses to outcome statements,...
  • Professions Summit

    Tuesday 9 July, 2013
    Institution of Civil Engineers
    The Alliance and the Royal College of Surgeons supported a Professions Summit at the Institution of Civil Engineers.
  • Parody and the science of evaluation

    3 July, 2013
      Through the below parody,  Ray Pawson, Professor of Social Research Methodology at Leeds University, explores the reality of the complexity of the science of evaluation, focusing on RCTs and their growing reputation as the ‘gold...
  • Randomise Me

    Thursday 20 June, 2013
    Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE
    On 20 June 2013 we launched Randomise Me, a free online trials generator supported by Nesta and developed by Ben Goldacre.
  • Squaring the circle

    29 May, 2013
      In this guest blog, Derrick Johnstone, author of the Alliance’s latest report, Squaring the Circle, develops the evidence discussion from the need for more robust standards of evidence and evaluation to explore the need to...
  • What Works Wales

    Friday 17 May, 2013
    Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
    The event focused on whether Wales could be a leader in Europe as an experimental lab championing evidence-based policy and public sector innovations.
  • Bringing evidence to life

    3 May, 2013
      An inspiration for the “What Works” centres has been the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).  However, NICE itself is changing and will be doing more in the social care field.  April 2013...